It was my first outing to the beach after total deconfinement. I was quite surprised to see the regrowth of the creeping batatran vine that sneaks quietly towards the sea along the beach in Albion, Mauritius.
The pink Ipoméa pes-caprae flowers with varied color gradient shades contrast with the pristine white sand. I suddenly remembered Grandma's natural remedies. The leaves’ concoction is used to fight inflammation and rheumatism while when crushed, one can extract the stings of sea urchins’ (rarely found in this area).
Mother Nature has reclaimed its rights, after having quietly enjoyed this quarantine season. We all now need to be eco-responsible and respect this plant that stabilizes the soil and preserves our coastlines from erosion.
Albion: An area conducive to tranquility, a beach inviting us for a walk throughout a very mild winter weather, a romantic outing with a breathtaking panorama while admiring a spectacular sunset.
Lying back on a deckchair, facing the turquoise lagoon of crystal water down in the South West of Mauritius, with an outstretched arm, I liberally applied refined coconut oil on my skinRead more
While occasionally strolling through the cobbled streets of Port-Louis, lined with basalt structured buildings, I am inevitably reminded of the French presence in the city, in the country.Read more
Champs de Mars (oldest racetrack in the southern hemisphere) situated at Port Louis is at its boiling point. Saturday horse racing is in the starting block.Read more